Questions tagged [keybindings]

Pertaining to the settings which define what a key press on the keyboard will do.

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Disable Terminal man page shortcut on Catalina

I recently upgraded to MacOS Catalina and when I am IDEA IntelliJ, if I press Command + Shift + M the OS opens the Terminal program and attempts to load the man page for whatever I had highlighted in ...
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Tilde (~) and plus-minus (±) in wrong place on keyboard

I'm using a MacBook Pro with a Swedish physical keyboard, but with U.S. layout defined in System Prefs. However the tilde (~) and plus-minus (±) keys seem switched. The following key combination ...
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Why can I not set Safari keyboard shortcuts? Conflicts with secondary, unlisted Back/Forward commands

I use ⌘← and ⌘→ to move between tabs. I want to transfer this setting to Safari. The default Safari keyboard shortcuts shown in the menu bar list ⌘[ and ⌘] for Back/Forward: Despite those keyboard ...
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Switch keyboard layouts by combination with caps lock

I have two keyboard layouts. Is it possible to switch to the first layout by pressing Caps Lock and switch to the second one by pressing Shift + Caps Lock?
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Is it possible to use `Ctrl-M` as enter in the login screen

I am using Ctrl-m (^M) as globally (in termial and all hte other apps) to do enter. I have setup this keybinding using Karabiner. Is it possible to use Ctrl-M as enter in the login page? After a ...
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How to show or hide Keyboard Viewer with a keyboard shortcut?

I would like to display and hide the Keyboard Viewer using a shortcut. Is there a way to display the Keyboard Viewer via a keyboard shortcut? Is there a way to automatically display the Keyboard ...
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Can't bind “Application windows” to any key combination

I recently bought a new Macbook Pro running OSX Catalina. On my last one running High Sierra I always used CMD + E for showing "application windows" but I can't for the love of god use it, ...
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Simulate INSERT key in Mac OS X

Long story short, I am using Citrix to remote into my PC at work, and several applications require the use of the INSERT key, which, as everyone knows, Apple chose to eliminate from their keyboards. I'...
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How do you position your hand to use the control + w key? What fingers do you use?

I would like to improve my typing. Currently, I start web dev with vim. I use one of the feature called split, which create new window for me. then we need to hit Control+ W to move around cursors. I ...
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Auto Swoosh to space on a per app basis

There is a lot of questions and articles about the "When switching to an application, switch to a Space with open windows for the application" under the mission control settings pane (also called "...
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Any key prompting alert sound in third party app

When using a certain third party application, any letter or number key prompts the "funk" alert sound, as if I was trying to conduct an illegal action. This does not occur while writing, or for mac ...
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How do I do Home and End in iterm2?

Home and End do nothing in iTerm2, nor do ⌘← and ⌘→. However, Ctrl-A and Ctrl-E do work. Can Home and End do this? Preferences->Keys_Key Bindings in iTerm2 do not offer a "Start of Line" or "End ...
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In iTerm2 map the left Command key to the left Control key & map Command+Tab

In iTerm2, can I map the left ⌘ Command key to the left ^ Control key and still map the system ⌘ Command ⇨Tab to still switch to all other windows? I've use three different OS's (Ubuntu, macOS and ...
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iterm - what's the key-combo to switch panes?

I've learned how to split my terminal windows with apple-d and apple-shift-d. Its very useful. How do I then switch between the two panes (see below) using the keyboard? I know I can use the mouse ...
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How do you use Karabiner with a wacom pen tablet?

I can see that it is possible to check the checkbox next to PTK-640 (tablet) in the devices tab of Karabiner preferences. I then tried to map the on-screen 'radial' menus that the wacom tablet will ...
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Remap quit app keyboard shortcut globally

In Windows and Linux I can remap the Close Window key globally to something else (usually Ctrl + F4). When I tried doing the same in Mac, it seems that I would need to remap every app independently. ...
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What is opt-cmd-] bound to and how can I switch this off?

In my newish Mojave install on an iMac I experience some odd behaviour: ⌥ Option⌘ Command] plays the alert sound even if it is bound to an action in a keyboard shortcut tool like Keyboard Maestro ...
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Changing Adaptive Undo Shortcut in System Preferences

I am aware that one can go to System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts, and easily change any menu bar shortcut, like Undo, for all applications. This used to work great for me! However this no ...
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What is this character and how could I type it?

I have encountered a very strange, L like letter that I couldn't found in the ascii table, nor in the greek alphabet. Do you have any idea what this could be, and what it's name? I would like to type ...
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Create macros for Google Docs?

Is there any way to create macros for google docs or google chrome in general, using Textmate?
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Remap Caps Lock and Preserve Original Function

I know I can remap the Caps Lock key to Escape. However, sometimes I do actually want to use Caps Lock. Is there a way to achieve this, for example by pressing Fn Caps Lock?
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Function key does not get passed on to Windows in Amazon WorkSpaces

I am using MacBook Pro 2019 with Touch Bar and macOS Catalina 10.15.3. I have installed Amazon WorkSpaces 3.0.4 which I use to connect to Windows. My Function keys are not getting passed on to my ...
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Why is there an emacs keybinding for character transpose?

There is a special keybinding for transposing two characters in a text field: ctrl-t. Is this functionality really that useful to deserve a keybinding? I want to know what I am missing by not using it....
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How to restore my keyboard to default settings?

I was using Google Colab on my web browser and was trying to set some keyboard shortcut on Google Colab. After that, my keyboard keep showing weird letters when I am typing. You can see it in this ...
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new keystrokes in Terminal defined, but do nothing

To move the insertion point backwards and forwards a word at a time, Terminal by default uses Option + left or right arrow. Because my 101-key USB keyboard lacks an Option key, I'd like to use Control ...
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How to remap MacBook keys [duplicate]

So, I play a game and I am unable to quickly reach my 6,7,8,9,0 keys. Is there any way that I could revamp my keyboard keys so that, for example : z would result in the same keystroke as my 6 x ...
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How can I create a global keyboard shortcut to focus a specific window?

I'd like to have a keyboard shortcut that focuses a Sublime Text window with "notes" in the title, so from anywhere I can bring that window to the front and access my notes. I've tried using Better ...
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Use asterisk/ variables in keyboard shortcuts editor

I'm using a Mac laptop with an external PC keyboard. Via Apps shortcuts I've redefined some of common shortcuts for Find, Copy Paste actions. However, some applications have dynamic actions names, for ...
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Unicode escape is ctrl+[ , why does this work in terminal or vim, but not safari or other parts of OS?

When i'm working in VIM i'll often times use ctrl+[ to exit insert mode. But if i need to press escape in other parts of the OS ctrl+[ does not act the same way as escape. For example if search a ...
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mac wont boot anymore after running bootcamp

It went fine until it restarted and showed a black screen with"insert bootable device" which was right there. It wont do anything else until I hold the power button to turn it off. rebooting shows the ...
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How to lock the iPad's screen with a keyboard shortcut?

Is it possible to lock the iPad's screen by using a keyboard shortcut, when using a BT keyboard, or the SmartKeyboard? Cmd+Shift+Eject as on the Mac does not work. Holding down the Cmd key also does ...
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How would I use Karabiner elements: to remap the brace key on macOS?

I'm used to program in linux whereas left ALT+8 and ALT+9 show { and } (it layout). Now I need to press "shift" + "option" + "è" and "shift" + "option" + "+" to have it done. How can I remap the ...
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How can Karabiner map to the function of a key that has already been mapped away from its original function?

I have remapped the mostly-useless Caps Lock key to Escape using Karabiner. But it is only mostly useless, so I would like to map Shift-CapsLock to true Caps Lock behavior. I tried the following ...
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Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys not working

I have a MacBook Pro with touchbar and macOS 10.14.1 I'm using a non apple docking station to which I plugged in an LMP keyboard (Model KB-1243) via USB. Now I want to use the function keys in ...
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How to see the commands executed by hotkeys

Problem Not sure if this exists or not, but I'm looking for a way to see what commands are being sent to the OS whenever I press some combination of hotkeys. Reason I have mapped (via cerebro) cmd+...
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How to bind Alt-p to up arrow instead of π

Mac binds alt-p and alt-n to π and ˜. How to make it behave as up and down arrow?
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Use Single Shortcut Key to Close Windows

Some windows can be closed with ⌘+w while others require the Esc key. How do you create a single key shortcut (maybe with caps lock?) that can close both types? A built-in solution in Mojave and ...
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Keyboard shortcut flashes my display

If I press the keyboard shorcut Cmd-Opt-Shft-Ctrl-W from any app it seems to flash my entire display. I believe this started with Catalaina but I could be wrong. I thought at first it was Keyboard ...
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Unable to map \UA using DefaultKeyBinding.dict

I am using a german Windows keyboard and want to map the key with <>| on it to actually really write these symbols. Currently it writes <>| without modifier: ^ <>| with ...
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How can I have unlimited keyboard shortcuts?

There's only so many keys in a keyboard, I want limitless possibilities with key bindings by being able to bind key sequences to actions. How can I bind an action to an extended shortcut? Let's say ...
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Tilde/backtick is coming out as section/plus-minus on my external keyboard

In my external keyboard only, the tilde/backtick key produces section/plus-minus symbols. On the internal keyboard, they work fine. (Hebrew/English keyboards). This problem has been discussed 1 2. ...
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Change opt+backspace binding to ctrl+backspace

I have made a ~/Library/Keybindings/ and saved something like this as DefaultKeyBinding.dict. What I would like to do is options + backward_delete with control + backward_delete but I don't know the ...
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How to prevent Command-I/Command-Shift-I from opening Mac Mail when in browser?

When in a browser (Chrome or Safari), the following keyboard shortcut will always bring up a window that says "Welcome To Mail": Command+Shift+I I would like to use this shortcut for another purpose....
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How to make hits of caps-lock get ignored unless also pressing shift?

I want to prevent accidental presses of Caps Lock by configuring it to toggle only when you press shift at the same time. Is there a way to do that? I don't mind if I have to use the terminal to do ...
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Capturing USB HID keys in OSX, for keyboard?

I'm trying to find an application that allows me to understand which USB HID codes are being sent when pressing keys on my iMac keyboard? Is anyone aware of how to do this? I was going to ask on the ...
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Use [command]-[return] for shortcut

My Problem On my Mac I would love to emulate my Linux development workflow using key-binds. A core part of this workflow is that when I press [super]-[enter] a new terminal window opens. My Attempts ...
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How do I change ctrl and clicking to be interpreted as separate functions and not as right-clicking?

Karabiner has the option to disable ctrl-clicking entirely and register it as regular clicking, but that’s not what I want. In many videogames, Ctrl and Click are buttons you use simultaneously all ...
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How to create a pasting macro

I'm a big fan of the ANSI keyboard layout, but since I'm located in Denmark, the layout is missing the three letters 'Æ', 'Ø' and 'Å'. I want to create three keyboard shortcuts that triggers a paste ...
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How to auto-swap modifier keys with Fn or caps lock in Mojave

With the internal keyword I would like to be able to quickly swap between Mac's default modifier keys layout and a more windows like layout: control key: cmd command key: Ctrl It would be awesome if ...
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How can I get the list of input sources shown when switching between input sources?

I cannot get it to show on another MacBook. I'm expecting the list to be shown when I press Control+Space.

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